California wage deal could boost housing development

January 31, 2019

CEQA is often used as a big stick by environmentalists or others opposed to a California development because protests under the act can delay a project for a significant period of time. Being able to leapfrog over some of the obstacles created under CEQA would not only grant some relief to developers who can incur hefty legal bills fighting the opposition, but could also give contractors some certainty as to when a project will emerge from the regulatory process and can actually start construction. For now, however, CEQA is a formidable weapon.

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